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The BBC TV channel that spawned comedic classics like Little Britain and Gavin & Stacey looks set to be taken off-air as part of a cost-cutting drive. BBC Three won't be killed off completely, however -- if regulators approve, the plan is to make it an online-only channel that would somehow st...

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The BBC's budget is getting squeezed, and as such, everyone who uses its service is going to be made to pay up. Lord Hall, the BBC's Director-General, has announced that he's pushing to close the famous iPlayer Loophole, adding around £72 million to the corporation's budget. Currently, only ...

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I am a huge fan of BBC's Sherlock, and I immensely enjoyed the new series that completed its run on BBC One a couple of weeks ago, and is currently airing on PBS in the states. Coinciding with series 3, an official app was released featuring exclusive video footage of stars Benedict Cumberbatch, M...

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Less than two years after launching, the free-to-play Doctor Who MMO, Worlds in Time, is shutting down with no chance of regeneration. "The Worlds in Time game will cease operation on February 28th, 2014," a banner at the top of the game's site reads. Microtransactions for the game have already bee...

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The BBC's Connected Red Button service promised a new level of interactivity when it launched in the UK a year ago, including news and weather overlays, recommended viewing (curated by actual, real-life humans) and alternative streams during live sports events. The downside was that it was origina...

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Good morning! Welcome to the morning news roundup for January 7, 2014. Pebble introduces the Steel watch. Can't wait for the rumored iWatch? Pebble has got you covered with their new watch that won't look anything like Apple's. Broadcom SDK eases Apple AirPlay implementation. Chipmaker Broadco...

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If you needed further proof tablets are affecting PC usage, the BBC has something it wants to you show you. Eight months after it first saw iPlayer viewing on tablets overtake phones, the broadcaster reports that over Christmas, the rise in iPad, Hudl and sales of other slates helped push tablet v...

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A set of rare Beatles recordings will be released exclusively on iTunes this week. Titled The Beatles' Bootleg Recordings 1963, news of the exclusive album was first reported on WogBlog and confirmed by NME. The Beatles' Bootleg Recordings 1963 will consist of 59 rare and unheard recordings from ...

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BBC has updated its wildly poplar BBC Sport app to finally add iPad support. BBC Sport for iOS originally launched way back in the first week of January 2013. The app quickly went to the top of the UK App Store charts, but many lamented the fact that it did not natively support the iPad. With BBC Sp...

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Earlier this year, the BBC said it would further commit to high-quality programming with the launch of five new HD channels by early 2014. Today, it announced it will deliver on that promise, launching BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD and CBBC HD to take its high-definition chan...

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Following the recent BBC debut of "The Day of the Doctor," and continuing the 50th anniversary celebration of all things Doctor Who, comes the November 27 launch of the free-to-play Doctor Who: Legacy. Available exclusively on iOS and Android, Legacy allows players to build a team of their favor...

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Today's Google Doodle is of the wibbly-wobbly variety, namely a Doctor Who-themed game celebrating the British TV show's 50th anniversary tomorrow. It's an isometric puzzler reminiscent of 80s Atari classic Crystal Castles, and in it you guide a pixelated Doctor past traps and obstacles as you hunt...

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Back in June the BBC released its first weather app for iPhone. It got off to rave reviews, but many bemoaned the lack of iPad support. But no longer, as today the BBC has introduced version 1.1 of BBC Weather with full support for the iPad. In addition to iPad support, the new BBC Weather app al...

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The BBC has released an updated version of its BBC iPlayer Radio app that adds Playlister support. BBC's Playlister is a new service that allows users to add any song they hear across the BBC's properties to a Playlister playlist. The playlists can then be exported to other music services like Spo...

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The two Doctor Who sequels from Supermassive aren't ever going to materialize, but BBC is launching Doctor Who: Legacy, a free-to-play iOS and Android game to celebrate the series' fiftieth anniversary. It comes from Tiny Rebel Studios and Seed Studio, and it's expected to drop "soon." The Docto...

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